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Table of Contents: September/October 2002



Being All They Can Be

LAT presents its 2002 Paralegal of the Year and runners-up.

By Lincoln Brunner & June D. Bell


Only Time Will Tell

A forecast for the future of the paralegal profession.

By John Caldwell


7 Who Fought

Paralegals celebrate their 20-year careers and share some of their war stories.

By Nancy Ritter


5 Easy Pieces 

Veteran legal assistants offer project management advice.

By Debra Levy Martinelli


In Tough Times We Lead

A New York paralegal talks about how she escaped the World Trade Center disaster and helped save her firm.

By John Caldwell


news & trends

  • The Conclave Accepts NALS

  • U.S. Military Takes an Interest in Paralegal Education

  • Ontario Paralegals Face Certification

  • Federal Decision Expands Electronic Case Access

  • NFPA’s New President

  • Florida Supreme Court Weighs in on UPL

  • U.S. Trustee Prosecutes Bankruptcy Petition Preparers

  • Retreat From Stress

  • Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

  • Customer Service + Technology

  • Digital Courtroom

  • Document Retrieval Companies Build-up Services


Association Notes 


tech center

Creative Computing

Transforming Landscapes – E-discovery is silently becoming the norm. By Dwayne E. Krager


What’s New





Editor’s Desk


Your Letters


My Opinion

Then & Now – LAT’s founding editor journeys through two decades of legal assistant history.
By Enika Pearson Schulze


Career Advice 

Too Much Work and Not Enough Time? – Why teamwork is a paralegal’s most effective legal strategy.
By Kathleen Call



Legal Research & Writing

Stare Decisis – By Celia E. Elwell, RP


Manager’s Desk

The Art of Negotiation – By Elizabeth A. Gillis


Ethic’s Analysis

The Ethics of Pro Bono Work – By Therese A. Cannon


Student’s Workshop

Do I Really Need Good Writing Skills? – By Dora Dye


Litigation Corner

Organize to Your Advantage – By Jane Heath


Pro Bono Spotlight

Strengthening the Family – By Rachel Ng



Professional Placement


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Legal Products & Services Directory



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